Borno state Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning Adamu Lawan at a media briefing on 2022 budget breakdown in Maiduguri.
By Dauda Iliya
Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum has directed the release of seven hundred and seven million naira for the payment of three years accumulated leave grants for civil servants with immediate effect.
Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning Alhaji Adamu Lawan made this known during a media briefing in Maiduguri.
Adamu Lawan noted the state government has been prompt in payment of salaries, allowances and gratuities for civil servants.
According to him, the leave grants being owed civil servants are that of 2019 to 2020, 2020 to 2021 as well as 2021 and 2022.
“Any moment from now civil servants will get their leave grants because the Governor has given the matching order to pay which we intend to do so before the end of next week” Alhaji Lawan said.
The Commissioner of Finance explained that the state has also cleared all pension backlog, stressing that one hundred and fifty million naira is being released every month for payment of outstanding gratuity and salary arrears.
He expressed commitment of Borno state government to improve the welfare and well-being of civil servants despite the lean resources coming to the state.